I have a router and a DSL modem. The DSL modem is set to bridge mode, and the router handles the PPPoE connection details.
When the modem is synced and connected I am able to reach it via »10.0.0.138
. However, when the modem is not synced/when no PPPoE connection is made, the modem is unreachable at that address. This is troublesome when I have to troubleshoot.
This might be an obtuse question, but is there any way I can make the modem reachable when it's not synced other than connecting to it directly or taking it out of bridge mode?
Or is this going to be impossible in bridge mode.
P.S. The modem is SpeedTouch 516